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Youths with Depression

- Depression is a psychological disorder that not only gravely affects the state of mind of a person but also the physical body. It is characterised by behavioural changes such as differing intensities of sadness, feelings of hopelessness, low self-worth and loss of interests (“A Definition of Depression”, 2007, para. 1). Depression is a major problem among youths and the number of occurrences has been growing in recent years. Kuabara, Van Voorhees, Gollan and Alexander (2007) support this claim by citing that youths have the “highest incidence and cumulative prevalence of depression” and further reiterate that “the risk of depression in this age group [youths] has increased significantly in t...   [tags: Psychological Disorder, Depression, Mind]

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Depression in Youths

- Introduction As stated by the Health Promotion Board (2013), “Depression is a medical condition that affects how you think and behave, and the way you feel and function.” (para.2). Depression is a state of mind that affects different aspects of one’s psychological condition. Many people feel depressed at different times and for varying lengths of time; some people may experience these feelings often or with deeper, more lasting effects. In some cases, depression can last for months or even years....   [tags: Medican Condition, Psychological Disorder]

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Last Chance For The Worst Youths

- Last Chance in Texas Last Chance in Texas dives into the lives of juveniles in the criminal justice system. It shows the step and progress in which administration take to assist these troubled youths to redemption and send them back into society as productive members. In this book Hubner shines light on the Giddings State School for the worst of the worst youths. What made this school unique is that they were producing results like no other. This paper addresses the core issues, policies of the school, and a situation that I would do differently....   [tags: Criminal justice, Crime, Prison, The Core]

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The Effect Of Expectations Of Society On Youths

- The Effect of Expectations of Society on Youths In a majority of cultures, the youth of society learned behaviors and ideals based off of their guardians and role models. Children formed their own personal morals, ethics, and common sense based on their parents or close guardian figures’ actions, which led to either a similar or oppositional belief. Though this taught children fairly quickly, it sometimes left little to the imagination and forced the youth to work for only one reason; to fit in....   [tags: Great Expectations, Miss Havisham]

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The Effects Of Media On American Youths

- The author of “Born to buy” Juliet Schor states that parents continue to pay little attention on training their children to thrive socially through many dimensions of their lives, but instead leave them exposed to the dangers of overconsumption of commercial messages. Overexposure to media and advertisement in particular affects children in many ways. Youth in America dwell in a setting that is very flooded with media. As a result, they enjoy increasing access to television, websites and many more advertising channels through various technological devices, usually as tiny as pocket-size....   [tags: Theory of cognitive development, Jean Piaget]

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Are Youths More Deviant Today?

- Are youths more deviant today then they were in the past. We now live in a decaying age of youths. We live in a world where nowadays, youths are no longer respecting their families, parents, jobs and especially themselves. It could be said that the levels of deviance in the modern day are relative to those in the past but due to web 2.0 (more known as the ‘new internet’) and the new digital revolution it has become easier – and faster – for those to report and share deviance. Maybe now in the 20th century the levels of deviance seem amplified in relation to the past....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Sociology, Gang]

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Disruptive Youths and Public Schools

- Disruptive Youths and Public Schools Juveniles attend school to obtain their education and should think they are secure, safe, and at peace while attending school. Juveniles who attend public schools with little or no interest in education tend to act in ways that disturb other classmates. Most public schools have had an increase in disruptive, disrespectful, and even aggressive students over the past few years. For overly disruptive students, local court justice systems can appoint troublesome youths to an alternative school....   [tags: Education]

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Labeling Youths...and The Consequences Thereof

- A child’s self-esteem often times comes from their status in a group of their peers, their family, school life and in society. With that in mind, society still decides to label youths as deviants, delinquents and status offenders ultimately changing their own views on their self-image. This affects the way youths think about themselves and how they will play a role in society. It also affects the way society will later treat them and whether or not they become an outsider. Labeling youths is an unnecessary evil that often times changes children into criminals....   [tags: Social Studies]

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Homeless Youths in Canada

- Even with the daily struggle faced by youth in obtaining shelter and homelessness becoming a reality for a growing number of Canadians, Canada, with its high quality of life is one country that has always had a global long-standing reputation (Health Canada, 2006). The aim of this paper is to give the reader a better understanding and knowledge with regards to homeless youth. It will be focusing on the reasons why they leave home, their lives on the street and steps they are trying to take to be able to leave the streets....   [tags: Homelessness]

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Deviant Youths

- Deviant youths are sent to boot camps or detention centers for committing crimes in their society. Together, they are our youth correction facilities but they are not as “safe” as one may speculate; they are flawed for reasons that like how they produce faulty results, the abusive treatment from staff and the poor living conditions. One example of a fault for many of these facilities is the unfair treatment from the staff. A report has shown that “1 in 10 kids in Juvenile Facilities have reported sexual abuse from staff.” Homosexual youths are even more at risk; 1 in 5 has reported such abuse as well (Human Rights Watch.) These adults are not promoting the safety and security these instituti...   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The media perpetrating negative stereotypes of youths

- For as long as anyone can remember the battle between youths and older generations has been fuelled by the media…“playgrounds have been turned into battlegrounds” and words are now a lethal weapon. It is a binary opposition which has been taken to extraordinary levels and waged a war between adolescents and adults. The media has taken the stereotype of youths, the way the public view youths and the way in which youths view themselves, and exploited the idea, turning it into nothing, but a delusional monster....   [tags: Media, Youth Culture]

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The Prevalence of Suicide among Aboriginal Youths

- Throughout history Aboriginal people have had to endure many tragedies such as the loss of identity, segregation, and racism which have all largely impacted their emotional and mental health. With this in mind, there is little wonder that aboriginal people have the highest suicide rates within Canada. Approximately four thousand people per year die by suicide within Canada with six to ten per cent of these people being of Aboriginal decent (Bonshor, Jebamani, Muth, & Lew, 2012). While it is devastating that these numbers are so significant, it is even more alarming to learn that the majority of these suicides are predominately Aboriginal youths....   [tags: loss of identity, segregation, racism]

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The Effects Of Drugs And Alcohol On Youths And Their Families

- Slide 2 The purpose of this brief overview is to outline the different effects of drugs and alcohol on youths and their families. Slide 3 Addiction is a condition of being addicted to a substance, thing or activity which becomes a habit and it’s difficult to depart from (Myers 2014). The article that I have chosen is for alcoholism and drug addiction from the experience of parents. When a child has an addiction, the entire family suffers. Alcohol and drugs addiction have made it almost impossible for families to function....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Substance abuse]

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Code of the Street: Effecting Youths’ Behavior

- Overall theory. Andrea Allen and Celia Lo wanted to devise their research from Elijah Anderson’s, “The Code of the Streets,” that intended to analyze the behavior aspect of young males particularly black urban males that were either incarcerated or attending school. According to Anderson, the apparent problem in inner-city communities is that they are controlled by violence and the unspoken street codes. In a glimpse the street codes is all about self-imaginary and façade that resembles toughness, in which this simple concept on the street defines a person....   [tags: Social Behaviors, Society, Race, Violence]

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The Effect of Video Game Violence on Youths

- Does exposure to violence in video games, on TV, and in social media have an effect on those exposed to it. Are those who are underage more susceptible to any detrimental side effects from viewing these things. This has long been a topic of discussion among lawmakers, psychologists, and the scientific field as a whole. It concerns parents and community members, especially in the wake of a seeming rise in violence at school from bullying, fighting, or in the extreme cases of school shootings. Were any of these types of incidents encouraged by exposure to violence in media....   [tags: Video Gaming]

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Media Altering Youths ' Perceptions And Behavior

- Media Altering Youths’ Perceptions and Behavior Jim Morrison once stated that “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.” For instance, whenever a political skit airs on Saturday Night Live or The Tonight Show, whoever the cast is in favor for rises in the polls. The media can be utilized as a tool for political candidates, but it can also aid in the selling of products. Everyone has seen commercials for brand new exercise equipment and wanted to buy the next. Now, these examples of how the media affects society aren’t necessarily evil....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Adolescence, Sleep]

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The Representation of Youths in Contrasting Films

- The Representation of Youths in Contrasting Films All media text contain messages. These can be positive or negative. A positive message is a true-to-life representation, where individuals and groups are given a positive image. A negative message is a untrue and exaggerated stereotype, often see the individual or group from a poor perspective. An example of a positive message demonstrated by media text is the speech given by Tony Blair during the suicide bomb attack on London on Thursday 7th June 05....   [tags: Papers]

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First Place Fund for Youths and Foster Care

- 1. First Place Fund for Youths is a California based organization whose objectives are to ensure that youths who have emerged from foster care are able to start a new life with a lot of ease. These objectives include ensuring that these youths obtain discounted housing and assistance in life skills, employment assistance and financial assistance. This financial assistance is via micro-credit system. The other objective of this organization is to ensure that the youths are able to obtain or access education....   [tags: Housing, Education, Assistance]

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Voices of the Unheard Voters, Shaping the Youths’ Political Perspectives

- Over the recent decades, the youth’s participation in electoral politics has been inconsistent and historically low based on statistics. In a survey conducted by The California Voter Foundation found in 2004 that non-voters consists of significant numbers of young, single and less educated people. In our general political history, the youth’s real participation in decision-making is often denied because of certain qualities attributed to them. These media-painted generalizations and societal representation of the youth such as lack of knowledge or experience, lackadaisical in terms of social and critical issues like in politics may be one of the reasons of the decreased political participati...   [tags: Political Science]

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The Low Level Of Educational Outcomes Of Filipino Youths

- This paper shows that the low level of educational outcomes of Filipino youths cannot be accounted solely from their mothers’ migration experiences through the LCP. Other factors such as the modes of incorporation, their family structure, and the way these youth sees themselves as Filipino-Canadian affect their motivation, self-esteem, and aspiration to study in a university and higher education setting. While these youths are the same ones left behind in the Philippines during the period of family separation, they too experience another form of abjection, that of stalling behind at high school and most importantly in university setting....   [tags: Philippines, Filipino people, Spain]

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Alcohol Is The Premier Drug Choice Among Many Youths

- Alcohol is the premier drug choice among many youths. A national survey found that slightly more than half of young adults in the United States between the ages of 12 and 20 have consumed alcohol at least once. A psychoactive drug that depresses the central nervous system, alcohol, like tobacco, affects both the mind and the body. It lowers the brain’s ability to control behavioral functions and impairs one’s ability to perform basic motor skills. In today’s society, it is not a surprise for young teens to consume alcohol before they have reached the legal drinking age of twenty-one....   [tags: Alcohol, Ethanol, Drinking culture]

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Working Class Youths Been Constructed As Dangerous?

- HOW HAVE WORKING CLASS YOUTHS BEEN CONSTRUCTED AS DANGEROUS. Youth is a bracket of the population that refers more to a stage in life rather than definite age ranges.Youth falls between childhood and adulthood at which one considers himself or herself at the prime of his life. It is the period in life in which one establishes himself or herself in life and sets the course of what he or she wants their future life to be like. Most youths establish their interests and make lifetime choices based on them....   [tags: Gang, Sociology, Crime, Criminology]

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Over Criminalization Of Youths By Jane Schneider And Peter Schneider

- • Over-criminalization of youths According to an article written by Jane Schneider and Peter Schneider, titled “The Anthropology of Crime and Criminalization” One type of study of anthropological inquiry is the study of criminalization which is the processes by which states, media, and fearful citizens define particular groups and practices as “criminal,” evoking a threatening criminal imaginary. Like studies of peasants and colonial "others," anthropological research on contemporary youth flags the construction of criminality....   [tags: Crime, Police, Law enforcement agency]

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Sports Can Help Many At- Risk Youths

- Sports can help many at- risk youths. In order to participate in sports you need to be committed and willing to work hard. You also have to learn to respect others and accept that winning isn’t the only measure of success. Losing can build character as well. When youth participate in a sports they enjoy, they are less likely to engage in behaviors that are harmful or dangerous to themselves and others. It is for these reasons schools should strive to maintain athletic programs for their students....   [tags: High school, Crime, Education, Sport]

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Juvenile Justice Programs For High Risk Youths

- Juvenile Justice Program This prevention program uses their contacts together with research and expertise to pass laws, policies, and programs for high-risk youths. Their main goal is to improve the California juvenile justice system. They have several activities that end-up to preventing the youth from committing crimes or misdemeanors. The policy maker education allows the members of Commonweal to meet with state and local government officials to discuss and develop juvenile justice policies and allot budget for the priority projects regarding high-risk children and families....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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Lowering the Drinking Age: Making Youths into Adults

- One of the largest questions still up for debate is whether to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18. We know that this issue is very mundane to you if you’re from the 70’s and 80’s. We can also recall learning about prohibition in the 1920s. Banning alcohol wasn’t the answer then and it isn’t the answer now. It is time America has lowered the drinking age. The push for this started by the founder of Choose Responsibility, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the increasing awareness of the harms associated with alcohol use among young adults....   [tags: alcohol, drinking age, USA, teenagers,]

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Early Educational Outreach Programs for Underprivileged Youths

- Does anyone know where exactly the cure for cancer or AIDS lies. Clearly, the answer is no, and that would be acceptable, so long as we were taking advantage of all the resources we have access to in order to find it. Unfortunately, this is not the case. These resources, though, are not the most up-to-date computers or advanced biotechnology, but rather the minds of the individuals where the genius necessary to produce such items exists. These individuals, however, are not always as fortunate as others, financially speaking....   [tags: Education Reform Essays]

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The Importance of Community Service

- A Nobel Peace Prize-winning philosopher by the name of Albert Schweitzer once stated that even though we might not have control over our fate, we can be certain that happiness can be attained specifically through service. Community service is a voluntary work done by individuals or organizations without being paid. It is done with the objective of giving back to the society and building the community. As a youth, I think it is very important for my generation to participate in community service especially here in Malaysia....   [tags: youths, character building, malaysia]

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British Schools and The Increase of Foregein Students

- Introduction The increased share of international students across the country makes foreign students even more significant contributor to British schools, especially the group of Chinese youths. The number of Chinese has reached almost 40 percentage of the overall foreign secondary school student population in the UK. (Song, 2013), and some schools have thus specifically target Chinese students to enhance its pool of international students. As one of the most prestigious colleges in the world, Eton College enjoys its achievement in Britain....   [tags: chinese youths, globalization ]

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Why Female Youths Join Gangs

- Why Female Youths Join Gangs Female youths join street gangs on the basis of gender conflict, lack of family support and violence in their lives. Through adolescence young females have a much harder time than young males dealing with family, sexuality and the harsh reality of living in the urban ghetto. Young females who must endure these facets of life have little opportunity to succeed. Consequently, these young women turn to a replacement family, a place where they feel they are needed and loved and can escape reality, even if momentarily....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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Bullying Prevention Schemes

- Description and extent of problem Episodes of aggressive reprisal by casualties of bullying have initiated an augmented alertness of the predicament of bullying within the preceding few years. Whilst bullying is frequently disregarded, a huge number of youths especially scholars testify of having been bullied through school. Therefore, Bullying is a grave menace that might have harmful psychosomatic consequences on individuals for example inferior self-worth, despair, and even suicide. Thus, Bullying impediment schemes are a community-wide attempt based on institutions as schools intended to convey significance that bullying will not be acknowledged in school and any other place....   [tags: Bullying in School, Youths]

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A Community Atmosphere Where Youths Can Implement A Peer Mediation Program

- All throughout history each culture or social group has unique norms that are acceptable to that particular group of people. For this reason, to understand and accept these different norms, each social group develops their own customs and practices and go with those who accept them, oppose to those who hypercriminalizing them. Hypercriminalization is the disapproval of a person or group that distinguishes them from other members of society. In other words, youth in Oakland are disapproved from the criminal justice enforcement and education system because they do not fit the required social norms that are given in society....   [tags: Crime, Sociology, Law, Youth]

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Youth Are Our Future By The Jose Colchado And The Youths Of The East Side Youth Center

- This image by the Jose Colchado and the youths of the East Side Youth Center, titled “Youth Are Our Future,” was originally untitled. It was a mural particularly for the community to showcase diversity and the importance on minorities. The article containing this image, however, did not explain why it wasn’t titled in the first place, but, it did state that after if was whitewashed (destroyed for racist intentions) it was given the title “Youth Are Our Future” by the same individuals who have created the artwork....   [tags: United States, Racism, Painting, Youth]

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Factors Influencing The Drinking Behaviors Among Asian American Youths

- Introduction/Type of study Is there is an association between acculturation and binge drinking between Asian American youths, and is there a direct effect from mediation by ”best friends” regarding alcohol and tobacco use. Using secondary quantitative and qualitative data, through mixed methods research, the study analyzed a sample population of 714 Asian Americans, grades 7 to 12. A longitudinal study, which was applied, focused on the aspect of the role between the “best friends” mediation and the correlation to alcohol and tobacco use....   [tags: Scientific method, Statistics, Sociology]

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Evaluating Service Approaches For Youths With Diagnosed Severe Emotional Disturbance

- Introduction The article, Evaluation of Wraparound Services for Severely Emotionally Disturbed Youths looks at the effectiveness of services for youth with diagnosed severe emotional disturbance (SED) in the state of Nevada (Mears, Yaffe, & Harris, (2009). The effectiveness of wraparound services is compared to traditional foster care case management for youth in state custody foster care as well as youth living in parental custody. This paper will provide a rigorous critique of article and aspects of the research conducted....   [tags: Sampling, Sample size, Sample, Wraparound]

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How Social Change Affects The Minds Of Our Youths And Mentoring New Teachers

- Shakespeare wrote, “To thine own self be true.” The beginning of Social Change encompasses the beliefs, qualities, and values of individuals. Change is inevitable whether virtuous or corrupt. Consequently, in society virtuous and corrupt change is present. Thus, individuals must be conscious of self in order to contribute effectively to a group. In addition, surety in one’s philosophies, abilities, standards enables the individual to establish sound opinions based on these defined attributes....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Thine Own Self]

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Juveniles Youths ' Perspectives On Protective Factors And Risk Factors For Juvenile Offending

- An article by Barnet et. al (2015), “Incarcerated Youths’ Perspectives on Protective Factors and Risk Factors for Juvenile Offending: A Qualitative Analysis”, compiled interviews from several adolescents in the juvenile justice system to assess their perceptions on the factors that led them to delinquency. As a result, the researchers were able to identify four environmental arenas that contribute either a positive or negative influence on an adolescent as well as three common internal needs that may shape an adolescent’s behavior....   [tags: High school, Crime, Risk, Juvenile delinquency]

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Hitler's Success in Winning the Hearts and Minds of Youths

- Hitler's Success in Winning the Hearts and Minds of Youths During Hitler’s rule, he attempted to gain as much support as possible and impose Nazi values into everyday life. Hitler aimed a large amount of propaganda at women but he also targeted at the youth generation. Similarly to women, it’s very difficult to determine their true feelings or if the evidence obtained is genuine. It is also debated whether or not Hitler actually won over the hearts and minds of the youth or if he only controlled them....   [tags: Papers]

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Violence in Youths

- During some point or another during or lives we ask ourselves thought provoking questions. “What is the meaning of life?” “Is there more out there?” “Two percent or whole milk?” In no way is this essay going to answer these questions but it's an introduction to what I believe Micheal Moore would be satisfied with. The fact that I am limited to his ideas that were presented in his very poorly though out film is an insult to me and my peers that feel the same way. Now after having said that my initial plan was to study the affects of environmental location on the people that live there....   [tags: psychopathology, personal analysis]

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Why are Youths Turning to Violence?

- On September 8th 2010 a 16 year old year, Lorraine Thorpe from Ipswich was sentenced to 14 years in prison after murdering two people on separate occasions, at the time she was only 15 years old. One of the victims was a 41 year woman who was beaten to death by the teen girl, the other her father whom she smothered. Another case of young killers includes that of the James Bulger murder in 1993, this notorious case showed how two 11 year old boys from Liverpool could abduct, torture and then kill a 2 year old toddler....   [tags: murder, punishments, moral]

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Youths and Violent Video Games

- Since the rise of violent video games, a common topic of discussion has been that violent video games incite violence in young teens. Despite what these people may think, violent video games have many upsides as well as the whole idea of inciting violence may just not be true. Research has stated that among many things that violent games do help, they can help reduce the amount of youth violence, increase intellectual skills, provide an output for aggressive behavior, and help kids or even adults relax....   [tags: agressive behaviors, builf up frustation]

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Today’s Youths Inclination to Self-Harm

- Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI,) is a condition that affects many teens around the world. The DSM-V, Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders the fifth addition, recognizes it as a psychosis that needs further research, and is regarded as a person who cuts, burns, pulls hair, breaks bones, and causes harm to one’s self without the intent of death. Non-suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), is described when no other disorder, such as autism spectrum and substance abuse are present. Although some see self-harm as a trend research shows that, the activity has been going on for a long time....   [tags: self harm, suicide, nssi, suicidal behavior]

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Depression: The Leading Cause of Suicide

- Depression is a wide spread condition that effects all types of people in Australia; regardless of age, gender or socio economic status (SANE & Gov. Vic 2013). However, studies have shown that the highest rates of incidence in Australia occur in the late teens (Hankin et al.) Whilst depression itself can be debilitating in many ways, the most serious outcome of depression is suicide (Headspace 2013). With Adolescents who battle depression facing the highest risk of suicide in Australia (Spirito 2006), there is an understandable cause for concern....   [tags: mental illness, treatment, australian youths]

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The Sex Trafficking Trade

- The sex trafficking trade has been largely acquainted with countries in Europe and South America of the years. Nonetheless, this epidemic in reality has been in the United States for some time. The United States has become tolerable because of the amount of money the sex business industry brings in annually. The youths trapped in prostitution, brothel, massage services has been on the upsurge due to a lack of assistance. Lack of acknowledgment by the government and the media has been astounding....   [tags: victimization, minors, youth]

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Marni Finkelstein in With No Direction Home

- The ethnography With No Direction Home: Homeless Youth on the Road and in the Streets by Marni Finkelstein, describes the life of street youth in New York City. The ethnography attempts to debunk myths that prior studies have formed of these street youths. The author, Marni Finkelstein is an Anthropologist renowned for her work on urban populations at risk. She graduated from the New School of Social Research in New York City with her PhD in Anthropology. Finkelstein has also conducted studies on substance abuse, sexual assaults and drug use of youths in New York City....   [tags: Comparison, Discussion, Homeless Youth]

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Youth Organization For Asian High School Students

- It has been about three years now that I am apart of wonder youth organization for Asian high school students here in Portland, Oregon. The group is known as ALLY, which stands for API Leaders for the Liberation of Youth; in which is supported and funded through a main organization known as APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon). There I was able to work with many high school students, mostly they were Asians high school students. At that time I was also a high school student at the age of 16 when I first joined, but I easily felt connected and immediately felt I was one with the peers around me....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Decision making]

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The Social Problem Through a Theoretical Lens

- This section will depict two theories from the Sociology and psychological disciplines and the nature of runaway homeless youths and lack of housing for runaway homeless youths and lack of housing. What is a theory. According to (Rubin & Babbie, 2005, pp. 43) a theory is a group of connected and related ideas, that gives an account about the true-lifeabout the world whose needed reality can be reinforced by proof acquired through the scientific method., it also describes in a verifiable way why something happens.pp43 According to Hardian et al., (2006), theories specify actions or interventions which produce outcomes....   [tags: Sociology, Psychology, Human Nature]

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The Issue Of Youth Mobs And Gang Crimes

- Introduction Crime rates are on the rise in the world today particularly in the urban centers but even more in other places. The issue of youth mobs is increasingly emerging to be of serious anxiety in many nations specifically for law enforcers. Many of these crimes such as theft, robbery, rape and terrorism are just but a few of the crimes conducted by youths. Many of the youths are led into crime by; unemployment, poverty and the need for a sense of belonging. It is the duty of every state to ensure that enough opportunities are created for youth for them to earn a living through employment....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Illegal drug trade]

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The Research Study On The Kings Cross Shooting

- Crime has become an ongoing trend, which has become an issue in society today. However, crimes can be prevented through various prevention strategies. The case study regarding the Kings cross shooting, where youths of indigenous background were joyriding in a stolen car in Kings Cross. They were spotted by police and lead to a police chase that resulted in two pedestrians being injured and the youths getting shot by police. Through this case study, the essay will assess how this crime can be prevented in the future with the help of developmental crime prevention....   [tags: Crime, Police, Criminology, Culture]

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Resistance Is A Process Or An Act

- Resistance Resistance is a process or an act to oppose something that is against anticipated needs. It takes many forms that are all intended to achieve the ultimate goal. Historically, resistance has been known to be revolutionary in nature worldwide. Communities and nations have risen as a result of opposing the preexisting injustices, laws, cultural practices, discrimination, prejudice and other forms of oppression practiced by the dominating groups or individuals. In America, race prejudice and discrimination were once more pronounced than what is currently seen....   [tags: Education, Discrimination, Politics, Justice]

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The Problem Of Unemployed Young People

- Although large numbers of unemployed young people is a problem in many other countries, I think the situation is especially bad in the United States. The unemployment among the today’s youths of United States has risen “by 2.1 million to 20.3 million from April to July 2015” (USDL). Indeed, I think the numbers published by the U.S Department of Labor (USDL) are shocking and the fact that they are skyscraping makes it distressing. Especially, when we consider that between April and July large numbers of high school and college students search for summer jobs, and many graduates will start their job hunt, yet not all youths get accepted for a job....   [tags: United States, Unemployment]

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Case: NY versus Bernhard Goetz

- In the case of NY v Bernhard Goetz, on December 22, 1984, a Saturday afternoon, Troy Canty, Darryl Cabey, Barry Allen, and James Ramseur boarded an IRT express subway train in the Bronx heading south toward lower Manhattan. The four young men rode together in the back section of seventh car of the train. The defendant Bernhard Goetz boarded the same subway train at 14th street in Manhattan and sat on a bench near the back section of the same car of the train as the four youths. Goetz carried an unlicensed .38 caliber pistol in his possession which was loaded with five rounds of ammunition in a waistband holster (Lender)....   [tags: assault and murder cases]

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Juvenile Prisons And Adult Prisons

- for youngsters who have a long history of convictions for less serious felonies for which the juvenile court disposition has not been effective” (qtd. in Katel). Housing juveniles in adult prisons, not as common but unethical to some and others see as necessary. Is the adult system more effective. “The adult system is overworked, overcrowded, overwhelmed, and there is no evidence that it is more effective.” “Housing children in adult prisons is simply wrong” (Roush and Dunlap, Juveniles in adult prisons: A very bad idea)....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology, Prison]

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Denver Rescue Mission

- The Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth (hereafter referred to as the Midwest Study) originated in response to interest by policy makers regarding the success of state child welfare services receiving federal funds and the well-being of former foster youths age 18 to 21 throughout their first eight years of independent living. The study focused on foster youths, typically considered high risk due to the factors that led to foster care placement, transitioning to adulthood who are discharged from foster care at age 18 in most states (Courtney, Terao, & Bost , 2004, p....   [tags: Social Work ]

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How Youth Gangs And How It Affects The Communities

- There are several factors that play into youths joining gangs. These factors are a big deal and can easily be fixed to lower the youth gang rate. For my research paper I will be writing about youth gangs and how factors in a childs life pertains to why they join gangs. I will research why youths get involved with gangs and how it affects the communities. I will explain what types of gangs are out there and what kids get involved in what gang. I will also explain what a gang is and how to know if someone is gang affiliated....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade, Criminology]

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The Criminal Justice System And Juvenile Delinquency

- Criminal Justice System 2 The Criminal Justice System and Juvenile Delinquency Hawkins (2009) noted, “Mentoring is a promising approach to promote healthy development and prevent poor youth outcomes; if mentoring is provided after school, it can offer another layer of protection.” Hawkins (2009), mentioned authors by the names of Rhodes & Spencer (2005), who noted, “Mentees are engaging in a supervised productive, and positive activity during a typically unstructured and unsupervised period of free time after school that often presents a prime opportunity for adolescents to engage in risky behaviors (e.g., substance abuse, sexual experimentation, and delinquency”....   [tags: Crime, High school, Criminal justice, Youth]

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Social Media And Its Effect On Society

- Over the past decade, social media has evolved from being an eso teric jumble of technologies to a set of sites and services that are at the heart of contemporary culture. Teens turn to a plethora of popular services to socialize gossip, share information, and hang out” (Boyd, 2014, p. 20) Social media has the ability to provide social interaction and thus it allows its users share their opinions, thoughts, and knowledge freely in a world where time and place are freely in a world where time and place for communication are of little significance (Carlsson, 2010) “Social media is a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, an...   [tags: Social network service, Social media, Web 2.0]

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Unemployment Patterns And Trends Of Unemployment

- Unemployment patterns and trends An economic growth rate of 4.1% was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2014. Nevertheless, employment creation remains South Africa’s most pressing social challenge. The economy reached 15 459 000 workers in the first quarter of 2015 from 15 320 000 in the fourth quarter of 2014. This indicates a quarterly growth of 0.9% over the period. Unemployment, however, exhibits certain demographic characteristics, in particular, unemployment is concentrated amongst black Africans, the less educated, the youth, women and those without prior work experience i.e....   [tags: Unemployment, Employment, Economics]

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Life Of The Spirit Retreat

- Life in the Spirit Retreat Context: This retreat was organized and sponsored by the Families in Christ Jesus Community (FCJC) for the youth at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish on January 10-11, 2015. This dynamic faith retreat renewed spirituality of the participants with diverse activities. First, young people were led to deeper discernment. Building relationship happened right from the beginning with some group games. Everyone made friends together and helped one another effectively. Then, the leader began to encourage young people to share what they wanted to concern, explore, and express their first experience at the retreat....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, God in Christianity]

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Mainstream Youth Subcultures

- In modern society, youths are encouraged to stand out and as a result, this ‘subculture population’ is ever increasing. Such mass media labelling has resulted in such a creation of these youth subcultures that evidentially exist and they have become mainstream. Changes that occur within society and mainstream however lead to the emergence of new subcultures whereby old ones change or disappear. Such transition is apparent between these two films, from the ‘mods’ within the 1960’s to ‘chavs’ and hoodies today....   [tags: mods, rockers, gangs]

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Hispanic Adolescent Youth Gangs

- Gangs have been a point of concern for states and societies around the world for centuries. Youth gangs are not exempt from that same categorization and have operated for the same amount of time worldwide. Over the last century however, a proliferation of youth gangs has been witnessed, especially among Hispanic youths immigrating into the United States. Researchers and scholars have offered multiple theories as to why youths, and Hispanics youths in particular integrate themselves into gang organizations....   [tags: rational economic theory]

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Being A Youth Can Be A Very Confusing Time For Anyone

- Being a youth can be a very confusing time for anyone, as this is the time when youths are beginning to understand themselves as a person, they are learning about what it means to be a male or a female, what is sexuallity, and what is expected of them as they get older. This time is also surrounded with peer pressure and bullying from others to act or behave in a certain way. But for all the troubles that youths may experiences, this phase in life is the hardest for lesbains, gays, bisexuals, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youths, since they are often alienated and bullied by those who are not part of the LGBTQ population....   [tags: Transgender, Sexual orientation, Homosexuality]

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The Division of Juvenile Justice Services

- Introduction The Division of Juvenile Justice Services is a statewide agency that serves at-risk youth in the State of Utah. The vision and mission of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services to provide youth the best opportunity to realize their potential and improve their competence allowing them to be law-abiding and productive citizens. The Division of Juvenile Justice Services provides comprehensive services for at-risk youth within the framework of the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Community Based Programs For Juvenile Offenders

- Community based programs are alternative options available to juveniles, instead of incarceration that safely serves juveniles and give juveniles a second chance to become productive members of society. Community based programs aim to efficiently rehabilitate and prevent juvenile delinquency and reduce deviant behavior in juveniles (Alarid & Del Carmen, 2012). There are numerous community based corrections programs available in the juvenile justice system such as: drug court or substance abuse treatment, mentoring, independent living transition services, community service, mediation or restitution, group home placement, functional family therapy, job training or work programs, Electronic...   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Investigating Why Younger People Supported the Nazis

- Investigating Why Younger People Supported the Nazis Young people supported the Nazis because of the excitement and activities. However there were other reasons, which attracted young people into supporting the Nazis, I will explain these in my essay. I agree with the statement 'the most important reason why young people supported the Nazis was the excitement and the activities'. The youths took part in many activities such as marching, signalling, fixing bikes, collecting scrap metal etc… There was a large emphasis on sport and fitness, this built up teamwork....   [tags: Papers]

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Article Analysis on Government-Mandated Benefits

- This article examines the effect of government-mandated employer-provided benefits on youth employment. The author investigates the effect of unemployment compensation insurance taxes and workers' compensation insurance mandates on the employment of youths and young. Government-mandated benefits raise a number of important issues such as cost containment, flexible benefit options, and work–life balance. The cost of government-mandated employee benefits is a substantial cost for the employers which go largely unseen by the employees of the company....   [tags: youth employment]

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Prevalence of Violence Among Teenagers

- Why is violence more prevalent among young people. Introduction According to Wilson, Lipsey, &, Derson, (2003, pp. 49-139) “Youth violence refers to the intentional use of physical force or power by youth against another person or group that is likely to result in injury or death.” Violence is one of the key causes of death amongst the youth. While violence can be both fatal and non-fatal, it is the most prevalent way that the youth use to show disagreement, difference of opinion or solve problems....   [tags: crimes, behavior, delinquency]

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Physical Abuse when Dating

- Dating violence has been around for many years, but rarely spoken about in terms of prevention. However, over time it has become an important topic not only for adults but for youths due to the increase of incidents. Prevention programs have been enacted to engage youth in learning how to identify and react properly to such occurrences. Schools have begun to teach their educators how to identify the signs of abuse and to provide the necessary tools for students to leave unhealthy relationships. However, it does not end there as many communities are now becoming involved in programs that promote healthy relationships through peer groups and social media....   [tags: dating, physical violence, prevention programs]

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Should the legal age for the consumption of alcohol be increased to 21?

- Increasing the legal age for the consumption of alcohol to twenty-one is a topic that has recently sparked much debate, with many people endorsing the idea of increasing the age of alcohol consumption. This is because it is thought that implementing such a law may curb youth binge drinking and alcohol related road accidents (Drug Free Australia: 2008). However there are many reasons as to why the legal age for alcohol consumption should not be increased. These include the fact that young people will still drink regardless of any age restrictions, ethical issues and because there are other ways that could be more effective in lowering youth binge drinking and alcohol related road accidents....   [tags: Alcohol ]

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Sex On Television Programs And Violence On Video Games

- Entertainment Downside: Sex on Television Programs and Violence on Video Games Sex on television programs when viewed by underage children and youths creates sexual mindset in them. Also, violent segments on video games played by these youths create criminal mindset in them which in return will become a menace in our society. Effort in all ramifications in our society should be applied to curtail the damage of these entertainment cankerworms. Whose effort is required here to help control this. Censor and rating boards’ restrictions are not enough so parents, guardians, teachers, and doctors are all required to put hands on deck to limit the damage our children and youths are suffering by ac...   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Alone Without a Home: Homeless and Runaway Youth

- Alone Without a Home: Homeless Runaway Youths Across the country, there are children who leave home to avoid the dangers of home only to face the dangers of living on the streets. For some the urge to leave is short lived and they return home. For others it can be a lifetime of struggle as the situation they once thought was a good solution suddenly becomes a never ending nightmare as they fight to survive and face the harsh reality that they have no place to turn to. Homeless runaway youth are on the rise in the US and is a serious issue....   [tags: Societal Issues Homelessness]

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Runaways and Unaccompanied Youth in the United States

- People look at you like you’re the one to blame. They see your tattered sneakers and tangled, greasy hair, and they think they know you. But how could they. You amble down the sidewalk, keep your head down, your eyes averted. You don’t want any trouble. People are quick to assume that's what you're looking for. Your lips are chapped and your face is dirty. You cannot remember the last time you brushed your teeth, let alone took a shower. The thought makes you laugh almost as much as the thought of your old bedroom walls, the shadows cast by the ceiling fan as you stared up from your bed....   [tags: homeless youth]

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Restorative Justice And Its Effects On Society

- I feel everyone deserves a second chance or a do over as some other people call it and that is what Lutheran Social Services is all about giving second chances to the people that want a do over. When starting this internship I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t even really know what restorative justice was all about. I knew that it gave youths that are under the age of eighteen a second chance at life without being charged with a simple assault, minor, or in possession of illegal substances whatever the case may be....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Juvenile delinquency]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Juvenile Crime Rate

- In the past 25 years we have seen an epidemic of violent crimes taking waves over our children, the same children that are supposed to be the future innovators of our society. This epidemic has called for a drastic response from the Juvenile Justice System, requiring them to place tougher punishments on juveniles of violent crimes by charging them as adults. The increase in juvenile crime has sparked a movement by child victim advocates to help the troubled youths through rehabilitation. These tougher punishments have proven effective over the past five years due to the decline in juvenile crimes, but what can we contribute this decline to....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Violent crime]

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Japan 's Impact On American Culture

- Japan has historically taken ideas from the United States on its business, merchandise, or other corporate sectors to improve within its political borders. These practices have become massive cultural and economic movements in Japan. Interestingly, Japan takes ideas and molds them into Japanese culture and style; therefore, these products are “Japanized.” To further elaborate on this statement, Japan has succeeded in its businesses and corporations such as the automobile industries around the world (for example, the NUMMI plant production transcended those of American automobile productions due to an enhanced Japanese corporate culture)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Race]

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How Do Politicians Use Twitter?

- Today’s society has become a tech savvy world. Many people in society depend on social media. There are many different types of social media like Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, but recently Twitter has been the most productive social media site. With Twitter you can express yourself, share opinions with others, and follow any Twitter account user. Twitter was invented in 2006, and now has over 500 million registered Twitter users around the world. Today, Twitter is the most popular social media site that allows you to stay in the loop....   [tags: Social Medias, Society, Technology]

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The Death Of Mark Duggan

- Q1) Many young people took to the streets of London during the August 2011 riots, which ensued following the death of Mark Duggan. For many, the handling of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by the police was the final straw in terms of their frustrations and grievances with the police and triggered the need to take action. The first night of the riots was to “point to prove” as suggested by a young person from Clapham junction (NatCen, The August riots in England, p34) , the youths were not going to tolerate police brutality and unjust discrimination due to their background and areas where they reside....   [tags: Law, Common law, Human rights, Slavery]

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Power Control Theory Of Crime

- Question #1 Power-control theory of crime combines Marxist conflict theory, social control theory and feminism and was theorized by Canadian criminologist, John Hagan. A prominent theme throughout the power-control theory is that social power in society is predominantly patriarchal, or male dominated. Deutschmann (2007) identifies five elements of the power-control theory: (1) The social class system determines the hierarchal ranking of individuals in terms of social power; (2) The class position of a parent in the occupational structure is reflected in her or his relative power within the family class structure; (3) The family structure and the social class structure are patriarchal and...   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Criminology, Crime]

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Is There a Correlation Between High School Drop Outs and Delinquency?

- When youths decide not to complete grade school they are increasing their risk of being incarcerated. Not achieving a full education could cause a domino effect in juveniles leading them to crime or delinquent behavior. Delinquency is the committing of a crime or wrongful act by a juvenile or youth. In this society education is important to increase your chances of higher pay or a decent job. On just about every application for employment your educational background is asked for. When placed in a situation where you are unable to get a job it is highly likely that this would lead to criminal acts....   [tags: peers, authority figures, poverty]

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Ethnographic Methods Utilized By Finkelstein In With No Direction Home

- With No Direction Home: Homeless Youth on the Road and in the Streets is an ethnography which describes the lives of youths living on the streets of New York City. The author attempts to conduct her own research in order to dispute the false impressions that many previous researches have formed about the youths living on the street. The ethnographic method she uses aids her study of the “street kids” in acknowledging the facts behind their choice of lifestyle and their experiences while on the street....   [tags: new york, homeless youth, street kids]

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